Featured pet: Shetland sheepdog

Shetland sheepdogs were originally used to herd flocks of sheep. Today, many people have Shetland sheepdogs as pets. Shetland sheepdogs are known for being very loyal and easy to train. Some people train their Shetland sheepdogs to run obstacle courses!

Shetland sheepdogs are small dogs. They usually have brown or black faces and bodies. They have white legs and paws. They also have a fluffy white collar of fur around the back and neck. Shetland sheepdogs look a lot like Collie dogs.

Shetland sheepdogs originally came from islands near Scotland. They are fast runners and make great guard dogs.

Shetland sheepdogs have long fur that keeps them warm and dry

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